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With new attempts to deliver Covid pills, the White House says virus deaths should be ‘largely preventable.’

“Fundamentally what we’re trying to do is get to a point where Covid deaths are largely preventable, and I think we’re pretty close to there,” Dr. Ashish K. Jha, the White House Covid-19 response coordinator, said. go to Article >

COVID vaccines are finally here for young kids. But the logistics aren't easy

11 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

My daughter was only just starting to walk when the pandemic started. Now she's almost four, and in all that time — growing up, going to school — she's had no access to any protection from COVID-19 vaccines. That changes this week. The White House... read more

WHO to share vaccines to stop monkeypox amid inequity fears

18 Days ago News Source: Aol.com

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization said it’s creating a new vaccine-sharing mechanism to stop the outbreak of monkeypox in more than 30 countries beyond Africa. The move could result in the U.N. health agency distributing scarce vaccine... read more

Pro-Trump counties continue to suffer far higher COVID death tolls

45 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

Even with widely available vaccines and newly effective treatments, residents of counties that went heavily for Donald Trump in the last presidential election are more than twice as likely to die from COVID-19 than those that live in areas that... read more

This is how many lives could have been saved with COVID vaccinations in each state

51 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

One tragic fact about the nearly 1 million people who died of COVID-19 in the U.S. is that a huge share of them didn't have to. In Tennessee, 11,047 of the people who died could have survived if everyone in the state had gotten vaccinated. In... read more

How the 'Replacement' theory went mainstream on the political right

47 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

Following the shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., focus has been trained on the "Replacement" theory, also known as "White Replacement" theory. That's because a white man, who killed 10 Black people and injured three others, posted a 180-page document... read more

The real COVID surge is (much) bigger than it looks. But don't panic

37 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

Cases of COVID-19 are – yet again – on the rise. The U.S. is seeing an average of more than 100,000 reported new cases across the country every day. That's nearly double the rate a month ago and four times higher than this time last year. And... read more

Coronavirus FAQ: I took Paxlovid. I felt better. Then symptoms rebounded. What's up?

43 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

We regularly answer frequently asked questions about life during the coronavirus crisis. If you have a question you'd like us to consider for a future post, email us at goatsandsoda@npr.org with the subject line: "Weekly Coronavirus Questions."... read more

'Obi-Wan Kenobi' has a lot of explaining to do

52 Days ago News Source: Mashable.com

Fans of the first two Star Wars trilogies already know the basic story of Obi-Wan Kenobi — the character, that is, not the Disney+ series of the same name that premieres on May 27. While Lucasfilm has Obi-Wan Kenobi under its usual blanket of... read more

Giving a stranger a new life: One student's story about donating stem cells

70 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

Mick Chivers, a 20-year-old pre-med student at Brown University, was committed to helping a man he didn't know. The plan was to donate his stem cells — but things weren't going as planned. The standard approach wasn't working. Staff at the Rhode... read more

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, what happens next? Your questions answered

31 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, laws further restricting abortion care and services will go into effect in many states. Following the leak of the draft Supreme Court opinion in which the justices appear ready to overturn Roe, we asked you what... read more